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What’s Happening with Nuclear Power in the United States?

What’s Happening with Nuclear Power in the United States?

Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Nuclear power has been in the news recently with the bankruptcy announcement of the Westinghouse Electricity Company threatening the limited number of nuclear reactors currently under development in the United States. This post will examine a few of the trends in the U.S. nuclear industry to help explain how we…

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Adapting to Changing Times with Submeters

Adapting to Changing Times with Submeters

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Ryan Fetgatter, Partner, EZ Meter Although electric submetering has been around for years, most people are unaware of its importance to energy consumption management. This mindset is poised to change, however, as the future demands accountability. The most accurate, efficient, practical, and affordable solution to monitoring electric energy consumption…

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Fast-Track Energy Storage Delivers Reliability

Fast-Track Energy Storage Delivers Reliability

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. John Vernacchia, Segment Manager for Renewable Energy Solutions, Eaton Recently expedited energy storage projects in California demonstrate an ability to dispatch stored electricity quickly. It all started with the 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas storage leak outside of Los Angeles, which emitted an estimated 109,000 metric tons of methane…

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Increasing Efficiency with Volt/VAR Technologies

Increasing Efficiency with Volt/VAR Technologies

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA The world consumes an enormous amount of electricity, some of which is lost on its way from where it is generated (e.g., power plants and wind farms) to where it is used (e.g., homes and businesses). The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA),…

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I Am the Electroindustry

I Am the Electroindustry

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tricia Breeger, General Manager, Electrical Distribution Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. The U.S. power grid is in the midst of a technology upgrade, with a focus on power generation and distribution. As one of America’s most valuable resources, its health and resiliency is in the spotlight. Several entities…

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Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine

Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Lauralyn McDaniel, Medical Industry Manager, SME In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not so new. Twenty years ago, anatomical models…

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Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future

Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Without question, the American economy and our workforce are evolving. Technology is changing at lightning speed, and competition is becoming increasingly global. To keep up with these changes, American workers are constantly seeking new education, certifications, and opportunities to advance. For many, this evolution sometimes…

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Microgrids Figure in Infrastructure Proposal

Microgrids Figure in Infrastructure Proposal

Excerpted from Microgrid Knowledge, January 26, 2017, with permission for the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Elisa Wood, Chief Editor, MicrogridKnowledge.com Hundreds of avoidable power failures occur each year, costing the U.S. economy between $25 and $70 billion annually, according to the blueprint proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats. Microgrids keep the power flowing to their customers during power outages by islanding away…

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Corporate Sustainability for People, Profit, Planet

Corporate Sustainability for People, Profit, Planet

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Anna Pavlova, Vice President, Government Relations, Schneider Electric Schneider Electric believes that energy is the base of life. Life is fuller and more sustainable if energy is safer, more reliable, more efficient, and more sustainable. The company is dedicated to inventing technologies that transform the places we live, work…

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Wind Generation Heating Up in Mexico

Wind Generation Heating Up in Mexico

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Francisco M. Mendoza, National Commission for Efficient Energy Use (CONUEE) Wind energy comes from the energy of the sun, since it is the changes in atmospheric pressures and temperatures that set air in motion, causing wind, which turns turbine blades to convert kinetic energy into electric energy. The first wind…

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